pelee island book house writing Retreats


Your tuition fees include accommodations, meals, and workshops. Each workshop will have between 6 and 10 writers. If there is not the sufficient enrolment of 6 participants, then the retreat will be cancelled. There are both shared and single rooms available. There are only two twin single rooms, so please apply early as they are usually the first to be booked. There are also single rooms with King beds or shared rooms with twin beds. All rooms are booked on a first come, first serve basis. Pelee Island residents will have the opportunity to participate in the workshops only at a reduced rate. 

Getting to Pelee Island

Ferry costs and booking times are at your own discretion. The ferry leaves from Leamington or Kingsville, Ontario, or from Sandusky, Ohio. If you want to bring your own car, then you must book well in advance. Walk on passangers can buy their ferry tickets right before boarding. Charter planes can be booked through the Griffing Flying Service. They leave from Windsor, Ontario, and Port Clinton, Ohio. Someone will be waiting for you at the Pelee Island docks or the airport to transport you to the Book House. If you brought your own car, then you can follow us there.